Apple on Thursday announced the date and location for WWDC, its annual conference for developers and app makers.
This year, WWDC will take place June 5-9. And in a change, it's moving to San Jose, California, from San Francisco, where it was held for the past few years.
San Jose, which hasn't hosted a WWDC since 2002, is much closer to Apple's two campuses in Cupertino, California. Though Apple's new Apple Campus 2 isn't yet finished, it could be close to completion by June, which suggests that Apple could hold some events or talks at its new "spaceship" headquarters.
"Located just minutes from Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, WWDC 2017 will give developers access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers with opportunities to meet and engage with them throughout the conference."
Developers interested in attending can sign up for a lottery starting March 27, but to register you must be a member of Apple's developer program as of Thursday. About 5,000 developers will receive a pass.
Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, told The Loop that Apple would stream its sessions and talks for developers who may not be able to attend.
Apple describes this year's conference on its website using language that echoes remarks that former CEO Steve Jobs previously said:
"Technology alone is not enough.
"Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world."
Business Insider will be covering WWDC and any announcements Apple decides to make at its largest and only annual developer conference.
In the recent past, Apple has only announced new software features for iPhones and Macs, but the company has also historically revealed new hardware at the event.
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